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January 31, 2006

speech conference

I'm at speech tek west this week.     people often ask me, what is the best dictation software?  It depends, I answer.  If you just want to play around with it, and you're running Windows XP, you already have a speech recognition engine installed on your computer. simply go to the control panel and turn it on. according to most reviews, though, if you want to do serious speech recogniti,     You should look at Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8.

by now you may have guessed that I'm doing this post using just speech recognition.  I am using nuance is Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8.  To be fair, I spent about 10 minutes training it, and I'm also watching Groundhog Day on the TV.  I'm really amazed it's working at all.  I haven't opened the manual, and I spent very little time training the speech engine.

I really think that with a little practice, I could use this instead of a keyboard.I think this has great potential and I'm going to keep working with it.  Good night!


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Wow - that worked much better than my test with the Microsoft speech to text SDK.


Maybe Dragon is the way to go.

Posted by: Dan Housman | Feb 9, 2006 2:21:45 PM